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Female Rankings as of Lakefront 10 Miler!

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Alpha Division (Best Scores Count: 1)
  1. 1
    Induct
    Lana Macnider-Lazaridis
    Schaumburg
    10 Alpha points
  2. 3
    Induct
    Lauren Ophaug
    Chicago
    8 Alpha points
  3. 4
    Induct
    Anastasia Netzel
    Bloomingdale
    7 Alpha points
  4. 5
    Induct
    Grace Wasielewski
    Prospect Heights
    6 Alpha points
  5. 6
    Induct
    Rachel Meiner
    Park Ridge
    5 Alpha points
  6. 8
    Induct
    Barb McGovern
    Bartlett
    3 Alpha points
  7. 10
    Induct
    Kathy Barlow
    Schaumburg
    1 Alpha points

Female Rankings as of BoA Shamrock Shuffle

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Alpha Division (Best Scores Count: 2)
  1. 1
    Upward Movement3
    Anastasia Netzel
    Bloomingdale
    14 Alpha points
  2. 1
    Upward Movement4
    Grace Wasielewski
    Prospect Heights
    14 Alpha points
  3. 3
    Upward Movement3
    Rachel Meiner
    Park Ridge
    11 Alpha points
  4. 4
    Induct
    Rumbi Chidavaenzi
    Roselle
    10 Alpha points
  5. 4
    Downward Movement3
    Lana Macnider-Lazaridis
    Schaumburg
    10 Alpha points
  6. 8
    Downward Movement5
    Lauren Ophaug
    Chicago
    8 Alpha points
  7. 10
    Induct
    Leslie Kelpsch
    Downers Grove
    4 Alpha points
  8. 12
    Downward Movement4
    Barb McGovern
    Bartlett
    3.4 Alpha points
  9. 16
    Downward Movement6
    Kathy Barlow
    Schaumburg
    2 Alpha points

Female Rankings as of Good Life Race

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Alpha Division (Best Scores Count: 2)
  1. 1
    Upward Movement3
    Rumbi Chidavaenzi
    Roselle
    20 Alpha points
  2. 2
    Downward Movement1
    Anastasia Netzel
    Bloomingdale
    14 Alpha points
  3. 3
    Downward Movement2
    Grace Wasielewski
    Prospect Heights
    14 Alpha points
  4. 4
    Downward Movement1
    Rachel Meiner
    Park Ridge
    13 Alpha points
  5. 5
    Downward Movement1
    Lana Macnider-Lazaridis
    Schaumburg
    10 Alpha points
  6. 6
    Induct
    Kathryn Schaefers
    Schaumburg
    9 Alpha points
  7. 10
    Downward Movement2
    Lauren Ophaug
    Chicago
    8 Alpha points
  8. 10
    Induct
    Chelsea Hunter
    Palatine
    8 Alpha points
  9. 12
    Induct
    Debby Jones
    Bartlett
    5 Alpha points
  10. 13
    Downward Movement3
    Leslie Kelpsch
    Downers Grove
    5 Alpha points
  11. 15
    Downward Movement3
    Barb McGovern
    Bartlett
    3.4 Alpha points
  12. 21
    Downward Movement5
    Kathy Barlow
    Schaumburg
    2 Alpha points

Female Rankings as of Quarryman Challenge

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Alpha Division (Best Scores Count: 3)
  1. 1
    Hold
    Rumbi Chidavaenzi
    Roselle
    20 Alpha points
  2. 2
    Upward Movement1
    Grace Wasielewski
    Prospect Heights
    20 Alpha points
  3. 3
    Upward Movement1
    Rachel Meiner
    Park Ridge
    18 Alpha points
  4. 4
    Downward Movement2
    Anastasia Netzel
    Bloomingdale
    14 Alpha points
  5. 5
    Hold
    Lana Macnider-Lazaridis
    Schaumburg
    10 Alpha points
  6. 6
    Hold
    Kathryn Schaefers
    Schaumburg
    9 Alpha points
  7. 10
    Hold
    Lauren Ophaug
    Chicago
    8 Alpha points
  8. 10
    Hold
    Chelsea Hunter
    Palatine
    8 Alpha points
  9. 13
    Downward Movement1
    Debby Jones
    Bartlett
    5 Alpha points
  10. 14
    Downward Movement1
    Leslie Kelpsch
    Downers Grove
    5 Alpha points
  11. 15
    Hold
    Barb McGovern
    Bartlett
    3.4 Alpha points
  12. 18
    Upward Movement3
    Kathy Barlow
    Schaumburg
    2.5 Alpha points

Female Rankings as of Memorial Day Ridge Run

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Alpha Division (Best Scores Count: 3)
  1. 1
    Hold
    Rumbi Chidavaenzi
    Roselle
    20 Alpha points
  2. 2
    Hold
    Grace Wasielewski
    Prospect Heights
    20 Alpha points
  3. 3
    Upward Movement1
    Anastasia Netzel
    Bloomingdale
    19 Alpha points
  4. 4
    Downward Movement1
    Rachel Meiner
    Park Ridge
    18 Alpha points
  5. 5
    Hold
    Lana Macnider-Lazaridis
    Schaumburg
    10 Alpha points
  6. 6
    Hold
    Kathryn Schaefers
    Schaumburg
    9 Alpha points
  7. 10
    Hold
    Lauren Ophaug
    Chicago
    8 Alpha points
  8. 10
    Hold
    Chelsea Hunter
    Palatine
    8 Alpha points
  9. 13
    Hold
    Debby Jones
    Bartlett
    5 Alpha points
  10. 14
    Hold
    Leslie Kelpsch
    Downers Grove
    5 Alpha points
  11. 15
    Hold
    Barb McGovern
    Bartlett
    3.4 Alpha points
  12. 18
    Hold
    Kathy Barlow
    Schaumburg
    2.5 Alpha points

Female Rankings as of Run for the Roses 5K

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Alpha Division (Best Scores Count: 4)
  1. 1
    Upward Movement3
    Rachel Meiner
    Park Ridge
    27 Alpha points
  2. 1
    Upward Movement1
    Grace Wasielewski
    Prospect Heights
    27 Alpha points
  3. 3
    Downward Movement2
    Rumbi Chidavaenzi
    Roselle
    20 Alpha points
  4. 4
    Upward Movement2
    Kathryn Schaefers
    Schaumburg
    19 Alpha points
  5. 5
    Downward Movement2
    Anastasia Netzel
    Bloomingdale
    19 Alpha points
  6. 6
    Upward Movement4
    Chelsea Hunter
    Palatine
    17 Alpha points
  7. 7
    Downward Movement2
    Lana Macnider-Lazaridis
    Schaumburg
    10 Alpha points
  8. 12
    Upward Movement2
    Leslie Kelpsch
    Downers Grove
    9 Alpha points
  9. 13
    Downward Movement3
    Lauren Ophaug
    Chicago
    8 Alpha points
  10. 16
    Downward Movement3
    Debby Jones
    Bartlett
    5 Alpha points
  11. 17
    Downward Movement2
    Barb McGovern
    Bartlett
    3.4 Alpha points
  12. 20
    Downward Movement2
    Kathy Barlow
    Schaumburg
    2.5 Alpha points

Female Rankings as of Proud to Run

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Alpha Division (Best Scores Count: 4)
  1. 1
    Hold
    Rachel Meiner
    Park Ridge
    27 Alpha points
  2. 1
    Hold
    Grace Wasielewski
    Prospect Heights
    27 Alpha points
  3. 3
    Hold
    Rumbi Chidavaenzi
    Roselle
    20 Alpha points
  4. 4
    Hold
    Kathryn Schaefers
    Schaumburg
    19 Alpha points
  5. 5
    Hold
    Anastasia Netzel
    Bloomingdale
    19 Alpha points
  6. 6
    Hold
    Chelsea Hunter
    Palatine
    17 Alpha points
  7. 8
    Downward Movement1
    Lana Macnider-Lazaridis
    Schaumburg
    10 Alpha points
  8. 13
    Downward Movement1
    Leslie Kelpsch
    Downers Grove
    9 Alpha points
  9. 14
    Downward Movement1
    Lauren Ophaug
    Chicago
    8 Alpha points
  10. 17
    Downward Movement1
    Debby Jones
    Bartlett
    5 Alpha points
  11. 18
    Downward Movement1
    Barb McGovern
    Bartlett
    3.4 Alpha points
  12. 21
    Downward Movement1
    Kathy Barlow
    Schaumburg
    2.5 Alpha points

Female Rankings as of Elmhurst 4 on the 4th

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Alpha Division (Best Scores Count: 5)
  1. 1
    Hold
    Rachel Meiner
    Park Ridge
    34 Alpha points
  2. 2
    Downward Movement1
    Grace Wasielewski
    Prospect Heights
    32 Alpha points
  3. 3
    Upward Movement1
    Kathryn Schaefers
    Schaumburg
    28 Alpha points
  4. 4
    Upward Movement1
    Anastasia Netzel
    Bloomingdale
    25 Alpha points
  5. 5
    Upward Movement1
    Chelsea Hunter
    Palatine
    22 Alpha points
  6. 6
    Upward Movement2
    Lana Macnider-Lazaridis
    Schaumburg
    20 Alpha points
  7. 6
    Downward Movement3
    Rumbi Chidavaenzi
    Roselle
    20 Alpha points
  8. 10
    Upward Movement3
    Leslie Kelpsch
    Downers Grove
    11 Alpha points
  9. 14
    Hold
    Lauren Ophaug
    Chicago
    8 Alpha points
  10. 18
    Downward Movement1
    Debby Jones
    Bartlett
    5 Alpha points
  11. 19
    Downward Movement1
    Barb McGovern
    Bartlett
    3.9 Alpha points
  12. 22
    Downward Movement1
    Kathy Barlow
    Schaumburg
    3 Alpha points

Female Rankings as of Windrunner 10K

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Alpha Division (Best Scores Count: 5)
  1. 1
    Hold
    Rachel Meiner
    Park Ridge
    39 Alpha points
  2. 2
    Hold
    Grace Wasielewski
    Prospect Heights
    38 Alpha points
  3. 3
    Hold
    Kathryn Schaefers
    Schaumburg
    28 Alpha points
  4. 4
    Hold
    Anastasia Netzel
    Bloomingdale
    25 Alpha points
  5. 5
    Hold
    Chelsea Hunter
    Palatine
    22 Alpha points
  6. 6
    Hold
    Lana Macnider-Lazaridis
    Schaumburg
    20 Alpha points
  7. 6
    Hold
    Rumbi Chidavaenzi
    Roselle
    20 Alpha points
  8. 9
    Upward Movement1
    Leslie Kelpsch
    Downers Grove
    15 Alpha points
  9. 15
    Downward Movement1
    Lauren Ophaug
    Chicago
    8 Alpha points
  10. 18
    Hold
    Debby Jones
    Bartlett
    5 Alpha points
  11. 19
    Hold
    Barb McGovern
    Bartlett
    3.9 Alpha points
  12. 22
    Hold
    Kathy Barlow
    Schaumburg
    3 Alpha points

Female Rankings as of Buffalo Grove Stampede

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Alpha Division (Best Scores Count: 6)
  1. 1
    Hold
    Rachel Meiner
    Park Ridge
    39 Alpha points
  2. 2
    Hold
    Grace Wasielewski
    Prospect Heights
    38 Alpha points
  3. 3
    Hold
    Kathryn Schaefers
    Schaumburg
    28 Alpha points
  4. 4
    Upward Movement1
    Chelsea Hunter
    Palatine
    25 Alpha points
  5. 4
    Hold
    Anastasia Netzel
    Bloomingdale
    25 Alpha points
  6. 6
    Hold
    Lana Macnider-Lazaridis
    Schaumburg
    24 Alpha points
  7. 7
    Downward Movement1
    Rumbi Chidavaenzi
    Roselle
    20 Alpha points
  8. 8
    Upward Movement1
    Leslie Kelpsch
    Downers Grove
    15.3 Alpha points
  9. 15
    Hold
    Lauren Ophaug
    Chicago
    8 Alpha points
  10. 18
    Hold
    Debby Jones
    Bartlett
    5.4 Alpha points
  11. 19
    Hold
    Barb McGovern
    Bartlett
    3.9 Alpha points
  12. 22
    Hold
    Kathy Barlow
    Schaumburg
    3 Alpha points

Female Rankings as of Alpine Half Marathon

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Alpha Division (Best Scores Count: 6)
  1. 1
    Hold
    Rachel Meiner
    Park Ridge
    44 Alpha points
  2. 2
    Hold
    Grace Wasielewski
    Prospect Heights
    42 Alpha points
  3. 3
    Hold
    Kathryn Schaefers
    Schaumburg
    36 Alpha points
  4. 4
    Hold
    Chelsea Hunter
    Palatine
    31 Alpha points
  5. 5
    Upward Movement2
    Rumbi Chidavaenzi
    Roselle
    27 Alpha points
  6. 6
    Downward Movement2
    Anastasia Netzel
    Bloomingdale
    25 Alpha points
  7. 7
    Downward Movement1
    Lana Macnider-Lazaridis
    Schaumburg
    24 Alpha points
  8. 9
    Downward Movement1
    Leslie Kelpsch
    Downers Grove
    15.3 Alpha points
  9. 15
    Hold
    Lauren Ophaug
    Chicago
    8 Alpha points
  10. 18
    Hold
    Debby Jones
    Bartlett
    5.4 Alpha points
  11. 19
    Hold
    Barb McGovern
    Bartlett
    3.9 Alpha points
  12. 23
    Downward Movement1
    Kathy Barlow
    Schaumburg
    3 Alpha points

Female Rankings as of Oui Run 5K

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Alpha Division (Best Scores Count: 7)
  1. 1
    Hold
    Rachel Meiner
    Park Ridge
    44 Alpha points
  2. 2
    Hold
    Grace Wasielewski
    Prospect Heights
    42 Alpha points
  3. 3
    Hold
    Kathryn Schaefers
    Schaumburg
    36 Alpha points
  4. 4
    Hold
    Chelsea Hunter
    Palatine
    31 Alpha points
  5. 5
    Hold
    Rumbi Chidavaenzi
    Roselle
    27 Alpha points
  6. 6
    Hold
    Anastasia Netzel
    Bloomingdale
    25 Alpha points
  7. 7
    Hold
    Lana Macnider-Lazaridis
    Schaumburg
    24 Alpha points
  8. 8
    Upward Movement1
    Leslie Kelpsch
    Downers Grove
    19.3 Alpha points
  9. 15
    Hold
    Lauren Ophaug
    Chicago
    8 Alpha points
  10. 18
    Hold
    Debby Jones
    Bartlett
    5.4 Alpha points
  11. 19
    Hold
    Barb McGovern
    Bartlett
    3.9 Alpha points
  12. 23
    Hold
    Kathy Barlow
    Schaumburg
    3 Alpha points

Female Rankings as of BoA Chicago Marathon

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Alpha Division (Best Scores Count: 7)
  1. 1
    Hold
    Rachel Meiner
    Park Ridge
    49 Alpha points
  2. 2
    Hold
    Grace Wasielewski
    Prospect Heights
    43 Alpha points
  3. 3
    Hold
    Kathryn Schaefers
    Schaumburg
    36 Alpha points
  4. 4
    Hold
    Chelsea Hunter
    Palatine
    31 Alpha points
  5. 5
    Hold
    Rumbi Chidavaenzi
    Roselle
    27 Alpha points
  6. 6
    Hold
    Anastasia Netzel
    Bloomingdale
    25 Alpha points
  7. 7
    Hold
    Lana Macnider-Lazaridis
    Schaumburg
    24 Alpha points
  8. 9
    Downward Movement1
    Leslie Kelpsch
    Downers Grove
    19.3 Alpha points
  9. 15
    Hold
    Lauren Ophaug
    Chicago
    8 Alpha points
  10. 17
    Upward Movement2
    Barb McGovern
    Bartlett
    7.9 Alpha points
  11. 19
    Downward Movement1
    Debby Jones
    Bartlett
    5.4 Alpha points
  12. 24
    Downward Movement1
    Kathy Barlow
    Schaumburg
    3 Alpha points

Female Rankings as of Lake Bluff Pumpkin Chase

Alpha Division (Best Scores Count: 8)
  1. 1
    Hold
    Rachel Meiner
    Park Ridge
    49 Alpha points
  2. 2
    Hold
    Grace Wasielewski
    Prospect Heights
    44 Alpha points
  3. 3
    Hold
    Kathryn Schaefers
    Schaumburg
    41 Alpha points
  4. 4
    Upward Movement1
    Rumbi Chidavaenzi
    Roselle
    31 Alpha points
  5. 5
    Downward Movement1
    Chelsea Hunter
    Palatine
    31 Alpha points
  6. 6
    Hold
    Anastasia Netzel
    Bloomingdale
    25 Alpha points
  7. 7
    Hold
    Lana Macnider-Lazaridis
    Schaumburg
    24 Alpha points
  8. 9
    Hold
    Leslie Kelpsch
    Downers Grove
    19.3 Alpha points
  9. 15
    Hold
    Lauren Ophaug
    Chicago
    8 Alpha points
  10. 17
    Hold
    Barb McGovern
    Bartlett
    7.9 Alpha points
  11. 19
    Hold
    Debby Jones
    Bartlett
    5.4 Alpha points
  12. 24
    Hold
    Kathy Barlow
    Schaumburg
    3 Alpha points
(Gamma Division has been retired)

Methodology Formula

Alpha Division

Alpha Points are earned by achieving a top 10 finish in any of the 3 following categories:

  • Male Overall
  • Female Overall
  • Age-Graded

Note: The threshhold for scoring Alpha points may be lower for races with low Team attendence.

Next, each athlete's top 8 candidate point values are totaled and the athletes are ordered, or ranked based on this total. The number of candidate point values will increase throughout the year until it reaches 10 after the last CARA Circuit Race.

Beta Division

Beta Points are earned by acheiving an 11th - 15th place finish in the categories. Just like the Alpha Division, the points are then totaled and the athletes are ranked. If an athlete acheives a top 10 finish, they advance to the Alpha Divison and their Beta Points are then only used to break ties in ranking position.

Why are only the top 8 totaled?

In order to level the playing field between athletes who compete in only some races with those who compete in every race, only about half of the largest possible number of earned scores are totaled. The amount of scores totaled is called the candidate count. This candidate count is determined by multiplying the total number of completed CARA Circuit Races by 0.53 and then rounding up. For example, so far this year there have been 14 circuit races. 14 multiplied by 0.53 is 7.47. 7.47 rounded up is 8. So if an athlete earned points in more than 8 races, their 9th, 10th, etc. best point values are not included in their total score and will not affect their ranking.

The 0.53 multiplier was determined by dividing the maximum number of races that will count towards the end of the year CARA awards (8) by the total number of CARA Circuit Races (15).

Gamma Division

Gamma Division contain racers who have not scored any Alpha or Beta Points. They are ordered by their average age-graded times from their completed Circuit Races.

About Racer Rankings

The above are automatically calculated rankings of racers who have competed in one or more CARA Circuit Races. Only members who have entered their results into the website are represented. These rankings are for fun, and are not intended to be used in any official capacity as certification of results or as proof of any achievement or record.